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VIKING SHIP, USED FOR BURIAL (GOKSTAD, NORWAY).
(Length of keel, 60 feet; total length, 75 feet; broadest part, 15) feet; depth from the upper part of bulwark to bottom of keel, 34 feet.)
Judging from the number of holes seen, which were about 18 inches below the gunwale, it carried sixteen oars, and was consequently a sixteen-
seater. Its preservation is due to the blue clay in which it was partly embedded, the upper part being eaten away owing to the clay being
mixed with sand, thus allowing the rain and air to penetrate. It is entirely of oak, clinker built, calked with cows' hair spun in a sort of cord.

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THE VIKING AGE

THE EARLY HISTORY
MANNERS, AND CUSTOMS OF THE ANCESTORS

OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING NATIONS

ILLUSTRATED FROM

THE ANTIQUITIES DISCOVERED IN MOUNDS, CAIRNS, AND BOGS

AS WELL AS FROM THE ANCIENT SAGAS AND EDDAS

BY

PAUL B. DU CHAILLU

AUTHOR OF “ EXPLORATIONS IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA," " LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUX," ETC.

WITH 1366 ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAP

IN TWO VOLUMES.-VOL. I

NEW YORK :

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS.

1890.

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